Prashantkumar S Hanjagi

Sectional Editor, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Prashantkumar S Hanjagi is Scientist in Crop Physiology and Biochemistry Division of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India. My research program is multidisciplinary in nature, combining physiology, molecular biology, and proteomics. Currently my research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms mediating the response(s) of plants to abiotic stress (Salt, drought, heat, lodging, etc). I have expertise in automated high-throughput plant phenotyping in getting insight into genomic performance and plant-environment-interactions through non-destructive analysis of phenotypic traits of the major crops like maize, rice, wheat, and pulses. Within my group, during past years, we have attempted to characterize the role of candidate genes (NHX1 & AVP1) in improving tolerance to salt stress tolerance in rice.


Hanjagi P S and Singh B (2018). Nitrogen nutrition of crops: A critical determinant of plant iron and zinc uptake and their biofortification in grains of wheat. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 7(5): 94-104.


Hanjagi P S and Awaji S M (2018). High-throughput imaging tools to phenotype traits in plants for stress environments. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 7(6): 97-102.


Hanjagi P S and Singh B (2017). Interactive regulation of iron and zinc nutrition in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. 22(1): 70-78.


Jayasudha B G, Sushma M A, Hanjagi P S and V.R. Sashidhar (2014). An efficient in-vitro Agrobacterium -mediated transformation protocol for raising salinity tolerant transgenic plants in finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.]. Plant Archives. 14(2): 823-829.


Awaji, S M, Madhavi D N, Hanjagi P S, Sashidhar V R, Sreevathsa R (2012). Possibility of improved salt tolerance in rice transgenics overexpressing pgNHX1. Genes, Genomes and Genomics. Special Issue 1: 26-33.


Hanjagi P S, Sashidhar V R, Awaji, S M and Sreevathsa R (2011). Improvement of Salt tolerance in putatively Transgenic Rice Plants Overexpressing AVP1, a Vacuolar H+-Pyrophosphatase. Transgenic Plant Journal. 5(1): 43-49.


Awaji, S M, V. Nagaveni, Hanjagi P S, Madhavi D N, Sashidhar V.R. and Sreevathsa R (2010).  Simple yet stringent screening methodologies for evaluation of putative transformants for abiotic stress tolerance: salt and cadmium stress as a paradigm. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. 16 (2): 115-121.